“We all know that small cars are good for us…But so is cod liver and jogging” – Jeremy Clarkson.
And right he was. So let’s speed things up ’cause remaining static ain’t our thing’.
Yesterday we were graced with the opportunity of being invited as accredited media *takes a bow* for the Auto Expo 2016 and cover the array of glossy cars on display while each brand bragged about their panache.
Having said that, let me walk you through the highlights, new technology and vroom-vroom of the day!
- THE AUDI LOUNGE OR THE CHAAR-CHOORI WAALI GAADI *I JUST HAD TO*
Now besides being a wealthy farmer’s favorite buy, the Audi seemed to have upgraded itself from the image yesterday *not really*. On display were a few shiny models, sports cars and enhanced vehicles *pun intended* that included the:
- Audi TT 2.0
- R8 V10
- Q7 3.0
- Audi S3
- The A6 Allroad Quattro and so forth (don’t expect me to jot down all of them) *phew*
Moving on, we entered the BMW bae…. bay.
- BMW’S FORTRESS
Ah, the car with the gentleman’s moustache, plush and royal in all its glory had sadly, nothing mind-boggling to reveal. Apart from their orange Z4 convertible, M6 Gran Coupe, the only thing that intrigued me was the BMW i8, that’s carved so beautifully from carbon-fiber, ’cause seeing a previously displayed concept car come alive was sure something worth drooling over.
- THE MERCEDES ARENA
Not that I’m biased or anything, but even if this brand puts up a car made of Unicorn Poop bedazzled with rainbow beads, I’d give it an A-star…totally unbiased. Yeah. And even though nothing captivating was on display I still had to be pulled away from bear-hugging the S 600 Grand’s bonnet… Sorry Petronas Syntium, you ain’t got that swag.
- ENTER THE BEAST – JEEP
There are rare occasions in life when even this blabber mouth is at a loss for words and this my friends, was one of them. Now who doesn’t like a Jeep? An old rustic looking off-road car that gives you an uber-cool appeal no matter what you look like *Including KRK*. But when the same car company comes out with four kick-ass masterminds, you kinda wanna flip-out right there and then. These four beauties were –
- The Jeep FCA
- The Grand Cherokee
- Jeep SRT
- The Jeep Wrangler
And in its grandeur, the Jeep took the baton.
- TOYOTA – THE WORLD TAXI *FACTS ARE FACTS*
Ever heard about the boy who cried wolf? Yeah. That’s right, nobody believed him until his remains were found dangling from a bush. Toyota is much like him; every year they claim to have made a breakthrough in innovation but every year I see the remains of the past Expo dangling from a shrub. Not to be too harsh, but do we really need an upgraded Fortuner or Etios? Me thinks not.
- HONDA – WORLD’S LITTLE ANGEL
I don’t know why but Honda is seen as the savior of all things technology! And to some extent, I don’t contradict that fact. From golden alloys to Robots, I think Honda ticked all my boxes *wink wink* Why you ask? Solely because they brought in Virtual Reality with the Occulus Rift, that’s why! Also not to forget the massive beast – The Honda Goldwing bike that looked like a Harley Davidson bike made love to a Lazy Boy…Oh yes and the Honda Accord was relaunched…yay, what joy…see the happiness on my face.
- AND OTHER SUCH PARAPHERNALIA
The other new major launches here included:
- Jaguar XE Sports Saloon *Feels rich*
- The Renault Sports R.S. 01 *I’m a bad BAD girl*
- Mahindra XUV Electric *Totally blushing*
- Mahindra Mojo *Why should Hero Honda have all the fun? *
So with that, we come to a wrap and if we had visited any leftover brands then I’m pretty sure our feet would have bled while our legs would have frizzled away like fairy dust.
P.S.: Our Swaggy media passes. #BecauseYOLO